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2016 Coerver Intro courses a huge success!

November 2016 saw Coerver® England & Wales deliver the new Coerver® Intro course at two locations in London and Manchester. On Sunday 20th November, attendees convened at the highly regarded Harefield Academy in the North West of London, with the second delivery of the course taking place on Saturday 26th November at the pioneering Manchester Metropolitan University – situated on the outskirts of Manchester’s city centre.

The Coerver® intro is a one-day course which aims to provide attendees with a theory and practical based overview of the evolution of the Coerver® method since it was founded in 1984.
80 coaches of varied coaching backgrounds were in attendance at the courses and were expertly guided through two classroom based Coerver® theory sessions as well as three on-field practical sessions by Scott Wright, Director of Coerver® England & Wales.

Scott said of the course “We have spent a significant amount of time developing our Coach Education Pathway as we feel that Coerver® can have a significant impact on coach and player development in England & Wales” said Scott. “The last two weekends have been a huge success for the Intro course, we have refined the content for 2016 and we are extremely pleased with the feedback we have received from this up-dated version”.

“That said, we will strive to continually evolve and enhance the content of all of the courses that make up our Coach Education Pathway in order to provide coaches with as many tools as possible to aid them on their path to developing the next generation of young players”.

Ali Ghezelbash, a professional coach from Sweden, said of the Coerver® Intro course “During my time coaching in the Netherlands, I had a number of Dutch coaches as friends who are great believers in the Coerver® Method of coaching. I wanted to attend today in order to learn more about what is Coerver® Coaching – I am so glad that I did.”

“I have come away from this course having learnt the importance of ball mastery in football. For any of the technical skills in the game – passing, dribbling, shooting, if you have not developed a deep connection with the ball, you will not be able to execute any skill. For me, ball mastery is like the alphabet – if you do not know the alphabet, you cannot read. Ball mastery is football’s alphabet.”

Dean Roome is a coach with Littleover Dazzlers – a Coerver® Partner club based in Derby. “I am a keen dad who has only recently got into coaching after playing the game” said Dean. “So far, my coaching experience has seen me deliver Coerver® Coaching sessions that have been provided to us as a part of the Coerver® Partner Club relationship. In a short space of time I have seen my Under 7 team become much more comfortable with a ball at their feet rather than simply kicking the ball away when it comes to them.”

“I wanted to come to the Coerver® Intro course in order to get some basic learning as well as to see how the experts would deliver the sessions that I receive on a weekly basis in order to gain tips on how to deliver to my players. This course has been full of some much useful information – from how to get multiple variations from the same exercise without changing anything in the setup to using visual aids to help the players to understand quickly and easily.”

“This is a great course that I would recommend to anyone and I look forward to completing the Youth Diploma 1 & 2 courses in 2017.”

To view images from the Coerver® Intro course held in London, visit http://tinyurl.com/joj9jtg

To view images from the Coerver® Intro course held in Manchester, visit http://tinyurl.com/znhyzbf


The Coerver® Coach Education Pathway courses will return in 2017 commencing with the Youth Diploma 1 courses in June (London) & July (Manchester). For further information on the Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 course, visit www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma

 






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Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma 1 2017 Courses Announced!

Coerver® Coaching England & Wales are pleased to announce details for the Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 1 courses due to take place in England during Summer 2017.

The Coerver® Coach Education Pathway was launched in September 2015 and provides coaches with the opportunity to attend 5-days of official Coerver® coach education.

The pathway consists of three courses which are made up of the Coerver® Intro (1-day), Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 (2-day) & Coerver® Youth Diploma 2 (2-day) respectively.

The pathway has been designed to give attendees a greater understanding of the history and evolution of the Coerver® programme, both on and off the pitch over the last 32 years since being founded by Alf Galustian and Charlie Cooke in 1984.

The Youth Diploma 1 course is delivered by Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright, who is able to draw from experience in delivering Coerver® Coach Education courses across the globe over the last decade.

Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright said “Since our first Youth Diploma course in 2011, our coach education pathway has continued to evolve. Following successful Youth Diploma 1 courses during the summer of 2016, interest in our 2017 courses continues to rise”.

“We are really excited to announce these dates and we look forward to travelling across the country during the summer months in 2017”.

“We will no doubt have coaches attend from across the world as we have had in abundance over the last 6 years and I’m sure these will be our best courses to date”.

 

Youth Diploma 1 – 2017 Course Information

London
Dates: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017
Time: 09:30 a.m. – 16:45 p.m.
Venue: The Harefield Academy, Northwood Way, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 6ET

Manchester 
Dates: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017
Time: 09:30 a.m. – 16:45 p.m.
Venue: MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex, Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7UU

YD1 Instructor: Scott Wright, Coerver® England & Wales Director

BUY5 Offer: 

Our 2017 Youth Diploma 1 courses special offer is called BUY5.
If you buy 5 places for any YD1 course, we provide you with the 6th place free.

To take advantage of this offer, email youthdiploma@coerver.co.uk
and we will send you our BUY5 booking information.

To book your Youth Diploma 1 place, log-on to:
www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma






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Coerver EW 2016 Intro Course Dates Announced

Coerver® Coaching England & Wales are pleased to announce two dates for the brand new 1-day Intro Course which will be delivered in association with global partner adidas® and presenting partner FourFourTwo magazine during November 2016.

The courses, which form the foundation of the new Coerver® coach education pathway (which also includes the Youth Diploma 1 & 2 courses), will take place in London on Sunday 20th November and in Manchester on Saturday 26th November. Both courses will be delivered by Coerver® EW Director, Scott Wright.
Scott said of the courses “We are really pleased to be launching the first of our Coerver coach education pathway courses for the 2016/17 season. Our brand new 1-day Coerver Intro course has been two years in the making and will be supplemented with new resources including a re-designed handbook and on-line content that we have created to maximise attendee learning”.
“The theory element of the course will focus on providing attendees with an overview of the evolution of the Coerver method which has been a constant process in line with the demands of the game since being founded in 1984”.

“Our practical focus is based on our two core topics which are Ball Mastery & 1 v 1 skills teaching which are both absolutely crucial areas of the modern game and as an organisation we have over 32 years of knowledge and experience which we feel are vital to share with every coach of young players, no matter the level”.

“Certainly from a personal point of view, these topics have had no real focus in any licensed coach education course that I have attended or I am aware of and in my opinion there is a real need for knowledge in these topics if we are to develop game effective players for now and in the future”.

“With this being our latest content, our Intro course is equally suitable as a first experience of a Coerver coach education course or if you have already attended our Youth Diploma courses, this will compliment and add to your existing knowledge base, so will be equally beneficial for all who attend”.

“Following on from these courses, we will be releasing our Youth Diploma 1 & 2 dates in early November along with additional dates for our Intro course where we will be visiting some locations that we haven’t been too previously. On the coach education front it’s going to be a busy season ahead for us but one that we are really looking forward to”.
Coerver® Intro – 2016 Course Dates

London
Dates: Sunday 20th November 2016
Time: 09:30 a.m. – 17:30 p.m.
Venue: The Harefield Academy, Northwood Way, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 6ET

Manchester
Dates: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 09:30 a.m. – 17:30 p.m.
Venue: MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex, Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7UU

For full details and to book your place, log-on to our website: www.coerver.co.uk/coerverintro






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Coerver Coaching EW Launch 2016/17 Partner Club Programme

During the last three weeks, Coerver® Coaching England & Wales staff have travelled up and down the country to deliver the first Module of coach education for the 2016/17 Partner Club programme.

The Coerver® Partner Club programme provides specialist support for football clubs at all levels of the game and covers four key areas which include’s Coach Education, Session Planning, Technical Coaching and Online Learning.

The programme launched during the 2011-12 season with Premier League™ club Stoke City FC who have been a Coerver® Partner Club for the last five seasons. Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers FC & Portuguese super club, SL Benfica have also joined the programme.

Following a three-year pilot with Alvis JFC in Coventry which aimed to adapt the Coerver® Partner Club programme for the grassroots market, five clubs have been granted Partner Club status for the 2016-17 & 2017-18 seasons in England & Wales.

This includes Alvis JFC in the West Midlands, Spartak Saffron Waldon Youth & PSG FC in Essex, Robin Hood Athletic JFC in West Yorkshire, Rugby Town JFC in Warwickshire and Littleover Dazzlers JFC in Derbyshire.

Also joining the programme this season are Welsh Premier League club gap Connah’s Quay Nomads FC who had a tremendous run in this season’s Europa League, progressing to the second qualifying round of the tournament where they were narrowly beaten by current Serbian league leaders, FK Vojvodina.

Coerver® England and Wales Director, Scott Wright, said “It was great to launch our 2016-17 Partner Club programme which we believe can have a huge impact on how the game is both taught and played in England & Wales. There are two versions of support that we provide, one for the professional environment and one for the grassroots environment which both have very specific needs”.

“With the first programme at Stoke City FC working so well, we thought that with some modifications we could have a similar impact with grassroots clubs which is why we instigated a three-year pilot programme with Alvis JFC in Coventry.”

“During the pilot programme, the support package was modified considerably through constant review and feedback between the club and ourselves and we now have a package that is specifically tailored to the needs and demands of the grassroots environment.”

“Over the coming years, we are aiming to create a Partner Club network that will bring like-minded clubs together, all teaching the game in the same way with a joined up approach.”

“The future looks very bright for those clubs that we have granted Coerver Partner club status to and we look forward to seeing our network grow across England and Wales as we progress.”

To view facebook albums from the 2016/17 Coerver® Partner Club launch:

http://tinyurl.com/jd3jhaq – Gap Connah’s Quay Nomads FC (North Wales)

http://tinyurl.com/zxl45fc  – Spartak Saffron Walden FC (Essex)

http://tinyurl.com/h8m23j4  – Robin Hood Athletic FC (South Yorkshire)

http://tinyurl.com/gv77kga Littleover Dazzlers FC (Derbyshire)

http://tinyurl.com/hyebxyv Rugby Town JFC (Warwickshire)

http://tinyurl.com/hgwjuoyAlvis JFC (West Midlands)

To view the Stoke City FC, Coerver® Partner Club video, click here: www.coerver.co.uk/partnerclub

For further information regarding the Coerver® Partner Club programme,
email: partnerclub@coerver.co.uk






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2015-16 Coerver Coaching ‘Play Like the Stars’ Roadshows conclude in Yorkshire

Thursday 1st September 2016 saw Coerver® England & Wales deliver the final ‘Play Like the Stars’ Roadshow of the 2015-16 season to the junior players of Richmond Town FC. Coerver® EW staff Nikki Webb, Luke Cheyne and Jaime Eagles all made the journey to the north of England in order to work with the Yorkshire based club and provide their players with an insight to the world’s number 1 soccer skills teaching method.
‘Play Like the Stars’ Roadshows provide a full day of technical skills training using the greatest players in the world as the teaching model. Players at Richmond Town FC received a classroom based theory session using leading video analysis tools and an on-field practical session delivered using the latest Coerver® Coaching teaching methods and football training equipment.

Head of Sports Science, Luke Cheyne, worked with players in the under 11 bracket during the morning session. Under 16 players participated in his afternoon session.
“As ever, we are excited to introduce the Coerver® Method to a club and players that we have not directly interacted with before” said Luke. “We have connected with almost 100 young players through the course of today and given them a taste of what Coerver® Coaching is all about.”
“We have hopefully provided a different perspective on individual play – we are hopeful that the technical detail we have provided today has resonated with the players and will help to aid their long term development.”
Nikki Webb is the Operations Manager for Coerver® EW – during the roadshow, Nikki worked with players at the under 9 tier in addition to under 13.

“Today has been a very enjoyable day – everything here at Richmond Town FC has been first class, from interacting with club officials to the facilities we have been provided. However, most notable has been the caliber of the players at this club – every player I have worked with has been engaged, respectful and possess the right mentality to go away and work hard to practice and improve in each area of skill development that we have explored today. For me, these personality traits, coupled with detailed technical training, will see these young players develop and mature into exciting football players. I am hugely excited about the prospect of working with Richmond Town FC again over the coming months and years.”

As part of the ‘Play Like the Stars’ Roadshow package, Coerver® England & Wales Director Scott Wright will travel up to Richmond in early October 2016 to deliver a coach and parent education clinic.

For more information upon how to bring the Coerver® Coaching ‘Play Like the Stars’ Roadshow to your club in the 2016-17 season, please visit

www.coerver.co.uk/roadshow

or email roadshow@coerver.co.uk

 






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Coerver Kid goes full time in Championship side’s Academy

Coerver® Coaching West Midlands are proud to announce that Performance Academy member, Vinnie Dwyer, has been invited into Wolverhampton Wanderers FC’s Academy on a full time basis.

Commencing in the 2016-17 season, Vinnie will play for Wolves’ Under 14 team and reside at the Wolves Academy & Arena. As part of the move, Vinne will attend the Royal School of Wolverhampton in order to continue his scholastic pursuits.
In addition, Vinnie will also be a part of the Wales national team set up at Under 15.

Coerver® Head of Sports Science, Luke Cheyne, has worked closely with Vinnie over the last three years in the Coerver® Coaching West Midlands Performance Academy.
“It comes as no surprise that Wolves have made the decision to make Vinnie a full-time academy player” said Luke. “Over the last three years Vinnie has shown not only a vast improvement in his technical and tactical base, he has shown the hunger to play at the highest level possible and has driven his own development pathway in the attempt to reach his goal.”
“Vinnie has developed into the model Coerver® player – he is technically balanced and has the ability to play in a range of positions. We wish Vinnie the very best of luck in the next stage of his football career.

Of his time in the Coerver® Performance Academy, Vinnie said “Coerver® has played a huge part in moulding me into where I am today as a footballer. I have always enjoyed the training and feel that I take away something new from every session that helps to improve my game.”
“Coerver® has not only helped to develop me technically but I have always played with players that are older and bigger than I am – this has helped me to deal with physicality in the game as well as helping me to mature as well.”
“The staff at Coerver® have always been supportive of me – both and off the pitch. Without Coerver®, I do not think I’d be where I am today.”

The Performance Academy is a Technical development programme for youth soccer players. Coerver® Coaching Performance Academies operate at multiple locations across the Midlands with the aim of maximizing each player’s development.

Visit www.coerver.co.uk/westmidlands for information on our West Midlands Performance Academy programme.
Visit www.coerver.co.uk/eastmidlands for information on our East Midlands Performance Academy programme.

 






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Coerver Coach Education for Chinese coaches at Premier League Club

Monday 22nd August 2016 saw Coerver® Coaching England and Wales staff invited by Premier League Club, Stoke City FC, to deliver a day of coach education for 60 international coaches, all with a varied level of football experience from China.

A new initiative, devised by the Chinese government, has given 180 of their coaches the opportunity to spend three months at universities across the UK in order to gain more knowledge of football coaching in England.

Loughborough University, Bournemouth University & Staffordshire University, who have collaborated with Stoke City FC, have hosted the coaches during their time in England which will come to an end in mid-September 2016.

Attendees were guided through a classroom-based theory session and two practical sessions in the academy dome by Coerver® England and Wales Director, Scott Wright. The sessions provided the group with an overview of the evolution of the Coerver® Coaching programme over the last 32 years, both on and off the pitch.

“We are excited to have an opportunity to share knowledge and skills with a group of coaches from the other side of the globe that, under normal circumstances, we may never have interacted with,” said Scott. “Today we have given a group of Chinese coaches from all levels of the game an insight into what Coerver® Coaching is and hopefully a new perspective on how to develop the next generation of young players in their country.”

“The Chinese Super league is getting a lot of attention in the media and it is certainly one of the emerging leagues in world football with a lot of resources being put in to accelerate its growth and development and I’m sure the coaches in attendance will go back and contribute to this process”.

“Delivering coach education is something that we have worked on very closely with Stoke City FC who have been a Coerver® Partner club for the last 5 years. This is a fantastic new initiative and we are extremely honored to have been invited to deliver today by the club”.

To find out more information on the Coerver® Coach Education courses, visit

www.coerver.co.uk/coerverintro
www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma
www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma2






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2016 Youth Diploma courses conclude at Manchester City’s Eithad campus

For the final time in 2016, Coerver® Coaching England & Wales delivered the Youth Diploma 1 course – this time from the world class Eithad Campus, the home of Manchester City FC. In excess of 100 attendees made the journey to Manchester with the course seeing both UK and European based coaches in attendance.

Over the course of the weekend, attendees were guided through 4 practical on-pitch sessions and 4 classroom based lectures, with all course content progressively linked to the course theme which centers around Planning & Delivering More Effective Coaching Sessions.

The Youth Diploma 1 course was led by Coerver® England and Wales Director Scott Wright, who said “This was a really special course for us with an incredible environment at the Etihad campus and we are really grateful to Manchester City for hosting us over the weekend”.

“This is one of the biggest Youth Diploma courses we have delivered to date and I don’t think that you will find another course with coaches of such a wide range of backgrounds, from grassroots to professional level, all coming together under one roof to both gain & share knowledge.”

“Our Coach Education courses have been a huge success so far in 2016 and as we move forward, we will continue to refine and develop our Coerver® Coach Education pathway which we feel can have a big impact on coach and ultimately player development in this country”.

Course attendee Grant Hinchliffe of Ramsbottom United Juniors said “I attended Youth Diploma 1 at MCFC at the weekend and I was very impressed with how the course was delivered. Scott and his coaches were extremely clear in their delivery and always on hand to take any questions.”
“Session planning is difficult for coaches with limited time. This course really breaks down how to session plan – I definitely left the course invigorated with lots of ideas for the weeks and months ahead implementing these ideas.”

Paul Kelly, Disability Football Manager for Manchester City said “All Manchester City academy staff in attendance this weekend are here in order to further ourselves as coaches. I was surprised and impressed at the open door approach to the course – there is a huge amount of information passed across by Scott in such a small period of time. The most valuable thing that I will take away from the weekend is the importance of 1v1 in attack and how to set up and adjust sessions on this topic to provide the best learning environment for young players.”

Coerver® Coach Education Pathway courses will return later in 2016 with two Intro Courses, information will be released in August.

For further information on the Youth Diploma 1 course visit www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma

For further information on the Coerver® Intro course, visit www.coerver.co.uk/coerverintro






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Coerver West Midlands Performance Academy player accepted into Aston Villa academy

It is with great pleasure that Coerver® Coaching West Midlands announce another Performance Academy player has been accepted into a professional academy.

Keyl Shafi (pictured below) joined the Performance Academy program at Archbishop Ilsley in February 2015 and has been guided through the Coerver® syllabus by senior Performance Academy coach, Nikki Webb.

“Keyl is a top young prospect who I have thoroughly enjoyed working with during his time at our Performance Academy” said Nikki. “To see such a young player who continually works so hard to improve himself as a player – including time away from the Performance Academy – is refreshing to see.”

“He has moved along his development pathway during his time with us at an exceptional rate. In terms of precision in technical execution of football skills, Keyl is up there as one of the very best within his age group in our West Midlands programme.”

“Like most young players Keyl loves being on the ball but unlike most players of his age, he makes excellent decisions in terms of when to go alone in 1v1 or to combine with a team mate – it comes as no surprise to me that Aston Villa have taken him into their academy.”

Keyl’s father, Nick Shafi, said “Keyl joined the Performance Academy in February 2015 and has loved his time in the programme. He relishes the challenging modules that Coerver® provides and has consistently improved under the coaching.”

“The Coerver® environment is one that he enjoys to be a part of – Keyl loves to be involved in group discussions and tasks and we have been pleased to watch him develop his football skills as well as his social skills.”

“Keyl has also grown a following on his YouTube channel – we originally started the channel to share videos of Keyl to family and friends but the audience kept growing. He has even received a shout-out from the F2 Freestylers!”.

To see more videos of Keyl, visit: – https://www.youtube.com/c/keylshafifootballskillschannel/featured

The Performance Academy is a Technical development programme for youth soccer players that is brought to you by Coerver® Coaching, “The world’s number 1 soccer skills teaching method”, and our international partner adidas®.

The programme, for Boys & Girls 7-17 years old, offers an un-rivalled level of support, both on and off the training field.

To find out more about the Performance Academy programme, or to book a free trial visit www.coerver.co.uk/performanceacademy

For more information regarding the West Midlands programme, contact westmidlands@coerver.co.uk.

For more information regarding the East Midlands programme, contact eastmidlands@coerver.co.uk

For more information regarding the West London programme, contact westlondon@coerver.co.uk






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Coerver Kid captains Wales youth team

We are pleased to announce that Coerver® Coaching West Midlands Performance Academy player, Vinnie Dwyer, was made captain of the Wales North Regional U14 team in a game against Wales South Regional U14 in June 2016.

Vinnie was first introduced into the Wales youth setup after being invited to attend a number of regional camps. Following a string of positive performances during the camps, Vinnie was invited to represent the North Regional team during the 2015-16 season competitive game calendar.

The closing months of the 2015-16 season saw Vinnie’s stock rise in the Regional program as he was invited to represent the South Regional team for competitive games and finally, captaining the North regional team at Under 14.

Vinnie has been a part of the Coerver® Performance Academy program since 2013 and has shown a burning desire to improve as a footballer from day 1. Coventry Performance Academy Manager, Luke Cheyne, has worked closely with Vinnie throughout his time with Coerver® and said “Vinnie is the perfect example of how the Coerver® Coaching Method coupled with a player full of drive and determination produces a technically balanced, exciting young footballer. During his time with us, Vinnie has consistently attended two Performance Academy sessions per week in addition to his training and game schedule with Wolverhampton’s academy. Vinnie’s application in training sessions – the ability to listen and then apply the technical detail, is second to none.”

“Vinnie now not only has an excellent technical base – using both feet, but he also has a great understanding of the game and a range of tools that he can utilize in the various situations. This makes him an exciting prospect and the kind of player every coach should dream to have at their disposal.”

Vinnie’s father, Conor, first brought his son to Coerver® on the recommendation of a friend. “The Coerver® Coaching program has been nothing but a positive influence on Vinnie’s development. Coerver® has not only helped him to develop his skills on the pitch, it has provided Vinnie with great support off the pitch as well.”

“The phone calls and discussions with Luke and the members of the Coerver® staff during difficult times have helped Vinnie to deal with adversity and grow and mature into the young player that he is now. I cannot recommend Coerver® highly enough.”

The Performance Academy is a Technical development programme for youth soccer players that is brought to you by Coerver® Coaching, “The world’s number 1 soccer skills teaching method”, and our international partner adidas®.

The programme, for Boys & Girls 7-17 years old, offers an un-rivalled level of support, both on and off the training field.

To find out more about the Performance Academy programme, or to book a free trial visit www.coerver.co.uk/performanceacademy

For more information regarding the West Midlands programme, contact westmidlands@coerver.co.uk.

For more information regarding the East Midlands programme, contact eastmidlands@coerver.co.uk

For more information regarding the West London programme, contact westlondon@coerver.co.uk






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